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Thread: apt-get dpkg not installed in my distribution!! :\

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    Question apt-get dpkg not installed in my distribution!! :\

    Hello there, I have downloaded this file "ubuntu-13.10.SMALL.ext4.img" from sourceforge today and have mounted it in my mobile [Moto E] and later I found out that it was missing apt-get and dpkg. Can anybody tell me
    1>why was it missing
    2>HOW DO I INSTALL APPS?

    I need a vncserver and I can't seem to find any way to install apps to the distribution!


    Thank you

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    Re: apt-get dpkg not installed in my distribution!! :\

    shanmukhateja; Hi !

    I will take my stab at this:
    1st -> "ubuntu-13.10.SMALL.ext4.img"; release 13.10 is End_Of_Life and has no support, thus I can believe supporting libraries are no longer available.

    2nd -> you say "found out that it was missing apt-get and dpkg. Can anybody tell me " ; Well those come installed as default applications on every linux distribution - that I am aware of -.
    Check and see:
    Code:
    dpkg -l apt
    dpkg -l dpkg
    3rd -> why do the vncserver the hard way ? Those tools are available in the software repository !
    Code:
    apt-cache search vncserver
    let's see where we go from here
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubuntu'n !

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    Re: apt-get dpkg not installed in my distribution!! :\

    Quote Originally Posted by shanmukhateja View Post
    Hello there, I have downloaded this file "ubuntu-13.10.SMALL.ext4.img" from sourceforge today
    Downloading obsolete software from random internet places seems rather unwise and a waste of effort. Who knows what other surprises you have waiting?
    Please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD for the official, supported, Minimal .iso.

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    Re: apt-get dpkg not installed in my distribution!! :\

    Sorry it was my mistake, the PATH environment variable was missing a "/usr/bin:/usr/sbin" line and hence bash never saw the apps in the first place

    Thank you for all the responses!

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